Q. I retired at age 64 with 41 years and nine months. I had over 2,457 hours of sick leave. I also had two years military. At the time of retirement I did not qualify for Social Security. I am now 70 1/2 and work a part-time job. I now qualify for Social Security. Due to sick leave saved I get 82 1/2 percent of my high-3. Will applying for Social Security in any way affect my annuity?
Q. When do you get notified of the actual amount of your FERS supplement? I retired with an immediate annuity as a result of a discontinued service retirement with 25 years service at age 51. I will reach the minimum retirement age of 56 this May, but still haven’t been able to determine what the actual amount will be and the Office of Personnel Management has not responded to my emails. I know how to do the estimate (Social Security estimate at 62 divided by 40 times years of service), but am frustrated by the fact that OPM doesn’t even acknowledge…
Q. I was forced to take a FERS Disability Retirement and was approved, but the Office of Personnel Management put me on regular earned rate retirement because I bought back my military time which then gave me 20 years of federal time and I just turned 60 years old. Should OPM not have counted my military buyback until age 62 when I would have converted over to regular retirement? I thought I would be getting 60 percent of my high-3 the first year then 40 percent the second year then go into retirement with 1.1 percent of my high-3.
Q. I have been trying to get a straight answer for years on a matter. I spent 11 months as a U.S. Probation Officer, which comes under federal law enforcement officer retirement, and then moved to the FBI as a Special Agent. I was told early in my career that the first position as U.S. Probation Officer did not count toward LEO retirement because I had a two month break in service. Later I was told it did count. Does it count?
Q. I worked for the Long Beach Naval shipyard from 1980 thru 1995, when they had a reduction in force. I chose to leave and was paid a severance when I elected not to go into the Personnel Placement program. What retirement benefits are available to me and where can I find out more information? I am currently 56 years old and am looking to retire soon.